Hibiscus coccineus

Swamp Hibiscus, Scarlet Rosemallow

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Swamp Hibiscus is a vigorous long-blooming deciduous perennial with palmate dark green leaves.  Huge dark red flowers with a prominent red tubular stamen bloom from mid-summer until the first frost attracting butterflies.  Best bloom in rich, medium to wet well-drained soils. 

Hibiscus coccineus is a host for the Grey Hairstreak and Painted Lady butterflies, as well as several moths.  The flowers and nectar attract hummingbirds, bees and more butterflies. 

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

3' - 6'

Spread: 

2' - 3’

Spacing: 

3’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

 Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  Few problems if watered regularly and deeply with plenty of air circulation. Potential issues include canker, rust, leaf spot, and occasional insects.  Japanese beetles can cause severe leaf damage if left unchecked.  Leaves will scorch if soils dry out.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock GardensPonds and Streamsand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  AsterSneezeweedRudbeckia

IMAGE: Michael WolfHibiscus coccineus 05CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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